Archive for July, 2007
Yes you read that right. Customers and staff at a petrol station near the town of Dömitz, Germany looked on admiringly as a splendid red Ferrari F430 pulled up at the forecourt.
Then came the “drop your bratwurst” moment as a naked blonde climbed out of the passenger seat, and wearing nothing more than a pair of gold stilettos (this is Germany, remember), along with a watch, a bracelet and belly chain, not to mention some substantial tattoos, proceeded to walk into the garage and purchase 6 packets of cigarettes. (The lady behind the counter helpfully confirmed that the mystery nudist was carrying cash in her hand.)
The unclothed Teutonic maiden then calmly walked back to the waiting Ferrari climbed back in, and she and her unseen companion sped off like the proverbial Valkyrie.
But not before a young snapper named Karsten had bagged a couple of photos of the unclad passenger, and, like a true gent, he has published them on the net and had them published in the tabloid Bild. (Summary in english.)
But the question remains, why?
Bild suggested that perhaps the Ferrari’s air conditioning was broken.
Maybe she was so desperate for a post-coital cigarette that she didn’t stop to put clothes on?
I guess we’ll never know.
But I have checked, and as far as I can tell, if you have a crash whilst driving naked, you will still be covered by your car insurance, although you may be arrested for something else!
So to help everyone digest other people’s opinions of the day (and a common theme seems to be how much better looking the Flux Babes were than the other promo girls!) we’ve gathered links to many of the threads together in one place. I think we’ve got enough threads to make a sizable rug, actually, but if you know of more, or want to big up your own, please add them using the comments facility.
Here are some of the threads other people are contributing to:
Be warned there are some honest and frank opinions on these sites. Note also that some require free registration.
- 106 Owners Club – Loads of FCS Threads
- 106 Rallye Forum – a few FCS threads here, too.
- 206 Info
- Renault 21 Turbo OC
- 306 GTI-6 OC
- AX Owners
- Bad Boy Performance
- C2 Club
- C2 Sports Club
- Clio 16valver
- Clio Sport Owners
- GTi owners
– a few threads
- Peugeot GTi Autosport Club – Tons of threads.
- Williams Clio Forum – Several Threads
- And the French Car Show blog has a couple of vids, and a pic of some familiar girls!
If you haven’t already, check out our French Car Show 2007 pics.
Videos are coming soon.
We’ve started putting some of the better ones onto our Flickr, here.
I was there with a few of the other Flux staff, including the Flux Babes. Loads of the visitors were amazed when they realised that every single one of the Flux Babes works in a regular job for us, and they actually do know about insurance.
We also took some videos with various car owners, club members and other folk we met at the show, and we’ll be putting those online soon. I’ll post it here as soon as they’re ready.
If you were there, we hope you had a great time, and hope to see you next year!
If you weren’t, you missed out big time – get down there next year, or you’ll regret it.
If you are lucky enough to own a powerful rear-wheel drive car, whether it be something as exclusive as a Ferrari or something just a little more down to earth, like a Lotus or TVR, you need to be careful that you don’t lose control.
So if you’re lucky enough to have a dream car, think about improving your driving, or you’ll end up looking like a big wally – just ask this guy:
And if he doesn’t convince you, you could ask this Mustang driver.
Many people have been caught out by the recent flooding around the country. But what should you do if you get stranded in your car in the rising water.
Well, I guess most people would suggest you call the police. After all, they’ll know what to do.
On second thoughts, better leave it.
If on the other hand, your home is in an area at risk of flooding, you could do worse than get your flood risk home insurance from Adrian Flux – we can arrange cover when other companies run for the hills. Call us on 08080 77 22 66.